Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fabric

In my plan of using fabrics in my stash(collection) were ideas for 8 garments, sewn from 7 fabrics. In the meantime I've sewn 4 garments from the original plan, added a wrap top and a pair of pants (never posted about that one, just black linen pants). That means that 3 fabrics were not used yet. Considering the amount of time I had to sew, it's a good result. I'll make a new plan including the unused fabrics sometime this fall.

The New Look dress and jacket was not included in my plan, and I had no fabric that made a good combination. Good reason to shop for fabric, which was what I did last week. This is my fabric combination for this:

A bit out of my normal color scheme, which basically is white/black/blue/red and sometimes purple. I love the bouclé fabric with all the colors in it. It perfect with black too. But for September I wanted something not too dark, so no little black dress.

And in the remnants I found this dark pink color, which doesn't show very good in the picture, but makes also a lovely combination.

 

Still hope to get the dress done this weekend. And Vicky made a good observation: the dress seems less cut away than on the pattern envelope. I didn't change that part of the pattern, but might do it, as this is the distinguishing feature of this dress. I must check whether it won't show the shoulderstraps of my bra if I cut it in more.

7 comments:

JoanneM said...

I love the boucle...don't want to use that for your faux Chanel jacket???? I have a "plan" for my stash also,so far so good,but new fall fabrics are calling me!!!!

Nancy K said...

If you have somewhat narrow shoulders that would account for the lack of cutaway. This happened to me in a tank with cutaway, but I preferred it and figured that that's what would happen.

Cindy said...

I love how the contrast fabric just changes the look of the boucle! I never would have noticed the pink in the second combo. Very nice!

Vicki said...

The tweed/boucle is a great colour. Lots of matching possibilities.

Kathi said...

The fabric is beautiful!!! Can't wait to see the final product!

Lindsay T said...

You know how I love bouclé and this one is so pretty, Sigrid.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I really like your new fabric choices and how they work with several different colors! These will make awesome garments!